Causes Of World War II Question Preview (ID: 41599)

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The harsh conditions imposed by the Treaty of Versailles after World War I helped lay the foundation for
a) Rise of fascism in Germany
b) Uprisings during the French Revolution
c) Division of Korea along the 38th parallel
d) Bolshevik Revolution in Russia

In the 1930s, the Japanese government followed a policy of imperialism primarily to
a) Acquire new sources of raw materials
b) Spread Zen Buddhism throughout Asia
c) Sell more consumer goods to European nations
d) Spread the ideas of bushido

During the 1930s, the Nazi Party received support from the German people because it promised to
a) Abide by the Treaty of Versailles
b) Improve economic conditions in Germany
c) Promote policies that insured ethnic equality
d) Utilize international organizations to solve Germany's problems

After World War I, Japan attempted to solve some of its economic problems by
a) Establishing extensive trade with the Soviet Union
b) Expanding its influence in Asia
c) Practicing the principles of Communism
d) Refusing to rely on Western technology

In the 1930s and 1940s, fascist regimes in japan, Germany and Italy were similar in that each emphasized
a) Empathy towards African nations
b) Imperialism as a foreign policy
c) Protection of human rights
d) Support for free expression

Between WWI and WWII, fascism appealed to many people in Europe because fascism
a) Opposed racism and Anti-Semitism
b) Promoted international cooperation
c) Offered simple solutions to complex problems
d) Rejected nationalism and militarism

Before World War II, Great Britain adopted a policy of appeasement in order to
a) Form an alliance with Italy
b) Promote democracy in eastern Europe
c) Avoid war with Germany
d) Demilitarize frontiers of France and Soviet Union

Which best demonstrates appeasement by the British and French during the 1930s?
a) Signing a treaty with Germany to outlaw nuclear weapons
b) Giving Czechoslovakia's Sudentenland to Germany
c) Entering into a defensive alliance with the United States
d) Supporting independence for German colonies in Africa

Which situation best illustrates the policy of appeasement?
a) The United States sent troops to defend South Korea from invasion
b) The United States blockaded Cuba to force the Soviet Union to remove its missiles
c) Parts of Czechoslovakia were given to Nazi Germany to avoid war
d) The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor

Which was the major reason for the rise of dictatorships in Europe in the two decades following World War I?
a) General illiteracy of the working class
b) Stressed caused by the constant threat of renewed warfare
c) Destruction of homes and factories during World War I
d) Widespread economic disorder

How was Adolf Hitler aided in his rise to power?
a) Support of the French government
b) Support of the communist party in Germany
c) Economic problems of post-World War I Germany
d) Imperialist policies of the Weimar Republic

What was one reason the Nazi programs and policies of the early 1930s appealed to many people in Germany?
a) The people were frustrated with their current economic and political situation
b) Germany had been denied membership in the United Nations
c) A coup d'etat had forced communism on the German people
d) The German people feared that the French would soon control Poland

One reason that fascist governments of Mussolini in Italy and Hitler in Germany came to power was that these nations
a) Were threatened by the United States
b) Supported civil liberties for all
c) Failed to join the League of Nations
d) Faced economic and political difficulties

During the mid 1930s, which characteristic was common to Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and Communist Russia?
a) Government ownership of the means of production and distrubution
b) One party system that denied basic human rights
c) Encouragement of individual freedom and expression in the arts
d) Emphasis on consumer goods rather than on weapons

In Europe during the 1930s, several national leaders, in order to preserve peace at any cost, agreed to the demands of an aggressor. This policy was referred to as...
a) Militarism
b) Non-alignment
c) Reparation
d) Appeasement

What was the major reason for Japan's invasion of Manchuria in 1931?
a) The province of Manchuria was originally a Japanese territory
b) The government of Japan admired Manchurian technical progress
c) The people of Manchuria favored Japanese control
d) Japan needed the natural resources available in Manchuria

The harsh terms included in the treaties ending World War I have been used to explain the
a) Fascist regime in Spain
b) Rise of Nazism in Germany
c) Bolshevik Revolution in Russia
d) Armenian massacre in Turkey

Which newspaper headline below illustrates a policy of appeasement?
a) Dien Bien Phu Falls; French Leave Vietnam
b) Chamberlain Agrees to German Demands; Sudetenland Goes to Germany
c) Marshall Plan Proposes Economic Aid Program for Europe
d) Soviet Troops and Tanks Crush Hungarian Revolt

The Japanese, the Germans and the Italians pursued a policy of expansionism before World War II to gain
a) Natural resources
b) Manufacturing plants
c) Warm-water ports
d) Freedom of the seas

The Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931 and Hitler's rebuilding of the German military in 1935 demonstrate the...
a) Success of defensive alliances
b) Support for the Treaty of Versailles
c) Fear of communist expansion
d) Failure of the League of Nations

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